Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
The next installment of the Series Book Parties at the library is set for Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The event will focus on the Boxcar Children series, and activities, trivia and snacks relating to the Boxcar books will be feature. Registration is required at the Children’s Desk or by calling 537-0241.
Mother Goose Monday
Sessions take place at 10:30 a.m. in Schrock Auditorium. The program includes stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and play activities. Mother Goose is designed for children up to 2 years old and their caregivers. The program is free and no registration is required.
Sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This month’s theme is “colors,” and the featured color this week is purple. Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to wear something purple and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. This program is free.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
For five weeks, adult readers participated in the “Go Green for My Community” reading program. Oct. 1 was the last day to enter, and three winners were selected to choose a local nonprofit organization to receive $25.
More than 130 library patrons took part in the program.
The person who won the category for most books read was Bessie Grimes. Her donation choice was the Friends of the Syracuse Library.
The winning ballots, drawn from about 400 entries, belonged to Niki Pawlicki and Stephen Unruh. Pawlicki designated the Friends of the Library as her nonprofit. Unruh chose the Wawasee-Syracuse Garden Club to receive a $25 contribution.
Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
A Halloween program will be offered at the library Oct. 26 starting at 11 a.m. Children are invited to dress up as their favorite book characters and visit the library for games, crafts and treats. Prizes will be awarded for the best and most unique costumes.
The public is invited to the Elkhart County Historical Museum Nov. 15 for a Trivia Fundraiser Night. The event will benefit the Bristol Public Library.
Purchased at the library ahead of time, the cost is $90 for a table of 10. That cost is $100 at the door Nov. 15. Individual tickets cost $9 in advance, or $10 at the door.
Staffers are inviting participants to use their imaginations and create something new out of old books during the first-ever Creative Fun with Books Contest at the library.
The contest will have three age categories. Participants can register when they submit their entries. There will be a registration fee of $1 for each submission.
The Friends of the Library say they would appreciate the donation of creative items to sell in a fundraiser after the contest.
Items will be accepted at the library the last week of October and no later than Nov. 1. Projects will be judged during the first week of November.
Those who need books for the contest are invited to check out the Book Sale room at the library. An “idea book” is also available at the circulation desk.
Central High School students will be tutoring at the library in the near future. Call 848-7458 for information.
Registration for Boys and Girls Book Clubs has begun. Boys Book Club meets Tuesday afternoons at 5. Girls Book Club meets Wednesday afternoons at 5. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime sessions take place Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to the library to share stories, songs, crafts and games.
Lapsit sessions take place Fridays at 11 a.m. and feature stories rhymes, songs and fingerplays. The program is for children up to three years old.
Young Authors Club
The fall session of Young Authors Club has begun. Young authors meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. to work on improving their writing skills and receive feedback. Students in grades four through eight are invited to attend. Registration is required.
Teen Game Night
Teen Game Night is set for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Young people are invited to take their favorite games or systems to the library. All games must have an ESRB rating of Teen or below. Snacks are provided. Registration is not required.
Calling All Crafters
The next Calling All Crafters meeting is set for Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
The next meeting of the Soul, Ink writers’ group is set for Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
Soul, Ink is designed to offer constructive criticism and support to writers of all ages and working in all genres.